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Cardiovascular Diseases
Meenu Agarwal

Are you choosing your calories wisely?

A calorie is the unit of energy. It is the fuel that your body needs. Your body requires three different macronutrients – carbohydrates, protein, fat. 1 gram of carbohydrate will give 4kcal, 1 gram of protein will give 4kcal and 1 gram of fat will give 9kcal

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Cardiovascular Diseases
Meenu Agarwal

Limit the consumption of these 4 unhealthy snacks!

Junk food is defined as “any food, which is low in essential nutrients and high in everything else – calories and sodium”. Junk foods contain little or no proteins, vitamins or minerals but are rich in salt, sugar, fats and are high in energy (calories). Junk food is popular because it is tasty; but it is unhealthy. It is low in fiber, high in fat, and sugar in liquid form. Studies have shown that despite being unhealthy, junk food induces gorging that leads to obesity. 

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mango diabetes
Diabetes
Meenu Agarwal

Mango & Diabetes

Over the last 2-3 days I was getting calls from my close relatives who are diabetic that their sugar levels were spiking very high. They had a fairly well managed sugar history.

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Acidity
Meenu Agarwal

When do we consult a Nutritionist & Dietitian

You’re overweight but healthy.
If you’re technically overweight, but your physician says you’re healthy, the question is: How do you feel about yourself? If you’re happy with the way you look and feel, then don’t call a dietitian. But if you’re not happy with your image in the mirror, consider calling someone who can help you lose weight in a healthy manner.

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Cardiovascular Diseases
Meenu Agarwal

Healthy vs Fad Diets

image source: health.com Good Health comes with a healthy weight, neither too more nor too less. The Key to healthy weight is what we eat and how much we eat along with moderate to high exercise.In recent years, there has been a proliferation of fad diets which are sold as low fat diets and the

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Cardiovascular Diseases
Meenu Agarwal

Obesity worldwide

Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980. In 2014, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 600 million were obese. 39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight in 2014, and 13% were obese. Most of the world’s population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight. 42 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 2013.

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Cardiovascular Diseases
Meenu Agarwal

Risk of heart disease from Diabetes

Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease by four to five times as compared to a non-diabetic person. Hence apart from blood sugar control diabetics also need to pay close attention to controlling their blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

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